Jamaica: an island nation of hospitable locals, island breezes, incredible cuisine and no shortage of activities to keep the entire family entertained. It’s no wonder nearly 3 million tourists visit each year, and continue to flock back to the island season after season. While traveling with kids can be daunting, Jamaica has both the accommodations and activities to ensure a seamless, sun-soaked and adventure-filled time the whole family will surely never forget. Read on for our guide to visiting Jamaica with kids!
What to Do
With its tropical landscape and pristine beaches, outdoor activities are a must when vacationing in Jamaica. If your kids love adventures, take a raft tour down the Martha Brae river, situated just beyond Montego Bay. A 30-foot bamboo raft awaits you along the river, and your kids will learn all about the river’s backstory and even get to take a quick dip in the river’s cool waters. The fun doesn’t have to stop after the tour concludes; with an on-site bar and lush grounds, mom and dad can grab a well-deserved cocktail and the whole family can enjoy a picnic on the surrounding grounds.
For a beach packed with rich history, turquoise waters and well-kept facilities, spend a day at Doctor’s Cave Beach. Widely considered one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica, Doctor’s Cave Beach has been frequented by both locals and tourists alike for decades. The beach’s Bathing Club offers plenty of changing rooms for your convenience and equipment rentals for play, and even it’s own restaurant for some beachside snacks, The Sand Restaurant and Bar.
Where to Stay
When traveling with your kids in tow, one word is quick to come to mind: convenience. At Hilton Rose Hall, convenience is the name of the game, complete with stunning vistas and contemporary accommodations, just to name a few. Located within a historic 18th century estate- aptly named Rose Hall- in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Hilton Rose Hall is an all-inclusive resort your kids will never want to leave.
Beyond the complimentary meals and drinks, Hilton Rose Halls offers water-sports, kids programming and even an on-site waterpark, all at no additional fee. After days spent exploring the island and plenty of fun in the sun, spend a day (or two!) at the hotel, where your little ones will have the time of their lives at Hilton’s Sugar Mills Water Park, the second largest waterpark in the entire Caribbean! When it’s time to relax, there’s no shortage of beachside real estate for your entire family along the hotel’s 2,500 foot stretch of private white sand.
Between mountain hikes and waterfalls, waterparks and so much more, Jamaica is among the best Caribbean destinations to visit when traveling with kids. Rest assured, it’ll be a trip the entire family will never forget!